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                       Perspective on Jesus and Israel

Sometimes the world scene is depressing, many coming under “the spirit of
bondage to fear” (Romans 8:14-17) as if all the peoples of the world live in
defiance of the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, and are getting away with
it!  Islam Jidahists all over the world that have no respect or regard for life;  
the Balaks of the world of wealth, power and ungodliness like Russia and
China;  New York city where every 20th person is a millionaire; and fear of
children invasion on the US border which makes Christians forget Jesus’
teaching on the good samaritan--the ditch between the road and the border
fence are confused.  This is the picture of Jesus as imaged in the movie
“Heaven is for Real”, and as seen by both Colton Burpo and Akiane
Kramarik, a Lithuania girl who painted a similar image.  {See  http:

1-1:  Rejected by the Jews then and now, but for 2,000 years some of
both Jews and Gentiles have been given power to become sons of

1.  John 1:11-13.
“He came unto his own, and his own received him not.  But as many as
received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even
to them  that believe on his name:  Which were born, not of blood, nor
of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”  (John 1:11-
2.  Romans 8:14-17.  The Apostle Paul, a Hebrew of the Hebrews, a lawyer
extensively trained in the Old Testament and author of 14 New Testament
books, as both a Jew and a Christian must be recognized as a writer of
authority with balanced perspective.
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.  
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage to fear, but you received
the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, ‘Abba, Father’.  The Spirit
Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if
children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed
we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”  (Romans 8:

1-2: John 1:1-5  The Pre-existent Christ, the Word of Creation.

NOTE:  We dare not lose perspective on Who Jesus is, the Lord Jesus

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things
were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was
made.  In him was life; and the life was the light of men.  And the light
shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. (John 1:1-

1-3:  John 1:14-18.  What a marvelous true story of the first century and
today, the Bible story of Jesus.

“Come and See” and Look, in Jesus you see God the Father”

“ And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld
his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace
and truth.” (John 1:14)

Now John the Baptist was a real Prophet that gave Jesus Preference!

“John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I
spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was
before me.”  (John 1:15)

Even as Jesus was full of the grace and truth of God, we receive the same!

“And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.”  (John 1:

Law came by the Prophet Moses, grace and truth by Jesus Christ!

“For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus
Christ.”  (John 1:17)  

Why Not Heed Him who has seen God, the Son of God the Father!

“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in
the bosom of the Father, he  hath declared him.”  (John 1:18)

1-4:  Perspective today on grace, truth, and Jesus is darkened in all the
confusions of the world, so that the purpose of God through Jesus and
the cross of Jesus, is often forgotten and ignored.

1.  Primarily through Jesus and the cross, God is making one very selective
and new creation of humanity for the new earth.
2.  In the few times it has been accepted, as compared to the population of
the world, the middle wall between Jew and Gentile has been broken down
through the crucifixion of Jesus and the creation of one new body of
3.  God has programmed and ordained One Certain Day, called in the Bible--
Old and New Testament--the Day of the LORD and Lord--when all the
confusion, fear, injustice, and wrong is to be rectified.
4.  God has chosen, for some reason beyond our understanding except that
all other things promised and predicted in the Bible are right, to usher in that
One “great and notable day of the LORD” at the same time His rescue of
Judah and Jerusalem is required, the time when the whole world of nations
comes against them.

1-5:  While the ungodly Balaks, Baals, and Prophet Balaams of the
world today seek and preach peace through substitutions like a two
party state, etc., the “Warrior God” in the words of  McCommerick, has
both a plan to clear the playing field and then populate the New Earth
under the new heavens with one new creation.

1.  First of all the world is confused away from grace, truth and Jesus in that
they can not see final and complete justice as with God’s destruction of all
unbelievers, only the beginning of which is when He stands on Mount Olives
and split it into the north and south.  (Zechariah 14)  Part of this confusion of
justice and injustice comes from the inability to see how the great God of
the Universe takes the rejection of His Son, even as He took it when
Judaism of the first century crucified Jesus.
2.  The same Warrior God that destroyed all on the earth except 7 souls in
the great Flood over all the earth in the days of Noah, the same Warrior
God that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because one righteous soul
could not be found, the same righteous God who sent the army of Israel to
destroy the Midianites because they caused with their ungodly influence
24,000 of the children of Israel to be destroyed, that same God plans
nothing less than the complete destruction of all on earth at the One Day and
the Second Coming.
3.  The majority at this END, like in any time of history has never been God’
s real concern like most people chose to think today.  True, God did send
His only begotten Son to crucifixion out of love for all the people of the
world, but as a God balanced between love, holiness, and justice, He
demands a leveling of the playing field.

1-6:  We have to be careful here on how many Jews and Jews in
particular in Israel are really the Jews of the real believing Israel of
which Paul, himself a Hebrew of the Hebrews, writes about in Romans

For even in the days of when the King Balak was Ahab and Jezebel and
Baal the dominant religion in Israel, God told Elijah, the real Prophet of God
but who did not know about this group, that God had reserved to Himself
over 7,000 that had not bowed their knee to Baal, the Prophet Zechariah in
chapter 13 talks of the one-third saved but by fire--obviously first and
second century Christianity, then even at the very END which is close to be
now and in Zechariah 14, half of those in Jerusalem when the armies of the
nations come against them are saved!
1.  Can Jews, of Israel or otherwise, be saved today without Jesus because
before Jeremiah they were called out of Egypt to be the people of God?  
No, not if you believe the Word of God in the book of Romans, and what
the Apostle Paul regretted to say about his own Hebrew brethren--
“Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they
might be saved.  For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God,
but not according to knowledge.  For they being ignorant of God’s
righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness,
have not submitted to the righteousness of God.  For Christ is the end
of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.”  (Romans 10:1-
2.  For a short history of Israel from Zechariah 13 and 14, see the next Bible
session in this series--
Israel Complete on the New Earth.

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